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Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.

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US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.

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February carbon dioxide levels average 400ppm for first time

February carbon dioxide levels average 400ppm for first time

For the first time, the February monthly average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory have passed 400ppm.

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Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Sustainability is possible over the next century, but only if we control climate change.

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Graph of the Day: Mapping global carbon emissions

Graph of the Day: Mapping global carbon emissions

Latest report on global carbon emissions released this week revealed that carbon dioxide emissions will likely reach 40 billion tonnes this year.

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Ross Garnaut: China to reach 'peak coal' for electricity by 2015

Ross Garnaut: China to reach ‘peak coal’ for electricity by 2015

China’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”.

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Shifting to renewable energy can save consumers money

Shifting to renewable energy can save consumers money

Carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants are an opportunity for utility customers to save big with renewable energy.

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Australia's economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy faces grave threats from climate change, but even bigger risks if there is no serious effort to cut emissions.

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US climate action - the truth about its 'costs'

US climate action – the truth about its ‘costs’

EPA guidelines quick to attract ire of climate change skeptics and myopic economists who fail to see forest for smog-obscured trees.

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India's energy future: Australian coal or renewable revolution?

India’s energy future: Australian coal or renewable revolution?

The new India leader will need to balance his love of solar with energy demand – but ultimately it will be price that decides role Australia coal.

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8 things to know about Obama's big move on climate

8 things to know about Obama’s big move on climate

On Monday the EPA released its proposed rule to limit the amount of carbon pollution that existing power plants can dump into the atmosphere.